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August 24, 2015 11:15 PM

Yes, Vin Diesel is making a new XXX movie.

Back in 2002, when The Fast and the Furious was just a single, standalone film, Diesel starred in XXX, a spy thriller that had the actor playing extreme sports star-turned-action hero Xander Cage. On Sunday, Diesel, 48, confirmed via Instagram that he would be reprising the role for a new sequel.

“While I was filming XXX, guys on set called me Air Diesel,” he said. “The time to return has come. Filming starts December in the Philippines.”

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A financial success, the original film spawned a single sequel, XXX: State of the Union in 2005, though Diesel sat out this film and Ice Cube took the lead, playing a new character. The film did not perform as well as the original, and for the past decade the franchise appeared to be dead.

The original XXX also starred Samuel L. Jackson and Asia Argento. Diesel’s next film, the supernatural action flick The Last Witch Hunter, arrives in theaters Oct. 23.

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